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Digital Magazines


Faculty, staff, and students can use Flipster to access digital version of magazines that Colgate subscribes to. Flipster

Collaborative Documents, Calendar, and E-mail

Google Apps for Education

Faculty, staff, and students use Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive (previously Docs), and Google Sites to organize their work and to communicate and collaborate with others. Go to to access Colgate's Google Apps sign-in page. Google Apps

Supported Desktop Software

Mac and Windows

ITS is dedicated to providing desktop software solutions to faculty and staff that support the mission of the university. These solutions are fully tested for compatibility and our IT professionals are trained to help you with them. Mac and Windows

Creativity Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

Colgate is pleased to provide access for all faculty and full-time staff to Adobe Creative Cloud (CC). Colgate faculty and full-time staff can download, install and use the full collection of Creative Cloud apps including  Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Audition, and much more.
 Adobe Creative Cloud

Learning Management System


Go to to find Moodle, Colgate's open-source Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle

Public Website


Colgate's public website,, is maintained by faculty and staff using the Sitefinity CMS at For news and departmental blogs, we use WordPress with Colgate-specific themes. Sitefinity



Colgate's lists the WordPress blogs maintained by faculty and staff. To request a blog, contact the Communications Office or ITS. To maintain your blog content, go to (substitute your blog name).

The Portal


Colgate's portal, found at, provides students, applicants, faculty, and staff a customized set of dashboards and links to personalized, protected information to help them manage their Colgate information and complete their daily tasks. Our portal is developed in uPortal, an open-source framework.

Business Systems: Student, Finance, Employee, Advancement


Banner is Ellucian's ERP software that supports the business functions of the university: admission, student information, financial aid, human resources, finance, and alumni relations and advancement. Employees can also access Banner Self-Service via the portal.

Document Management and Workflow


Nolij is Perceptive Software's document management and workflow solution being used to go paperless and improve business processes at Colgate. Nolij

Travel and Expense Management


Concur allows employees to manage their travel arrangements and expense reimbursements electronically, thereby reducing paper usage and reimbursement time. Faculty and staff access concur via a link after signing into the portal.

Room Reservation and Events Management


Found at, Dean Evans & Associates EMS software is used for room reservations and resource scheduling on campus.

Computer Backup and Recovery


CrashPlan provides an easy method to backup important data and provides an unlimited amount of backup storage for up to four Colgate computers. Crashplan 

Emergency Alert System

Rave Alert™

Colgate's Emergency Alert System is Rave Alerts, which provides e-mail, SMS text, and voice message notifications in the event of a campus emergency. Students, faculty, and staff register by signing into the portal and clicking Colgate Alert.

Online Training

Lynda is an on-demand, online learning tool that is available to everyone with a valid Colgate network account. Over 1,400 courses are available with new courses added weekly, so there is something for everyone. To get started, sign into the portal or go to

Job Searches and Performance Reviews


Talent Management is used for performance reviews, job searches, and job applications. Colgate employees and external users can access it at

Phone Directory by Name


Provides automated phone directory services using voice recognition. Dial 315-228-7755 (or x7755 on campus) and immediately say the name of the person you are calling.

Facilities Management


Accruent's Facilities Management and Inventory System is used by Colgate's Facilities department. Anyone on campus may submit work orders online.

Survey and Data Collection


Survey, data collection, and research software accessible with a Colgate network account at

Technology Research and Advice


Provides technology research, analysis, and advice by signing in from the portal Welcome tab and accessing Gartner.


Colgate uses Tableau server software for enterprise dashboards and visualizations. The data warehouse synthesizes data from various systems and is the backbone of most of the information found in Tableau. Links to the Tableau dashboards can be found in the portal or it can be directly accessed at People with high-end analytic or visualization needs that they want to author can request a Tableau desktop software license.